Illchicago 31 37 68
Detroit 37 37 74
Date of game: 1/29/2014

Recap: Detroit vs. Ill-Chicago

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by a game-high 25 points from Juwan Howard, Jr., the Detroit Titans downed the Illinois-Chicago Flames, 74-68, in Horizon League play at Calihan Hall.

For the Titans (10-13, 3-5 Horizon), Anton Wilson finished with 16 points and Evan Bruinsma chipped in with 15 and nine rebounds.

Marc Brown led the Flames (5-17, 0-8), now in the midst of an 11-game losing streak, with 24 points. Kelsey Barlow added 18 points and Jake Wiegand scored 13 in the losing effort.

Detroit was strong from the field to open the contest, connecting on 50 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, including 4-of-10 from 3- point range, as it took a 37-31 lead at the break. UIC shot 46.2 percent from the field but just 1-of-4 from beyond the arc.

After halftime, the Titans continued to knock down their shots, shooting 48.2 percent and again hitting 4-of-10 from deep. The Flames struggled from the field, shooting 39.4 percent and 3-of-10 from 3-point range. The Flames trailed 61-54 with seven minutes to play but tied it at 61-61 with a 7-0 run. They never managed to take the lead, however, as the Titans held on down the stretch to keep the Flames winless in the conference this season.

UIC had a slight edge in points in the paint, 34-32. The Titans outrebounded the Flames, 35-33.

Game Notes

Marshall - The class of Conference USA

Conference USA has added two new teams this season (Old Dominion and Western Ky) and lost three (Tulsa, East Carolina and Tulane) but it is really a one team league. And that team is Marshall.

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